My favourite pen is a very special one, which my husband bought for me when I signed my first contract. It is a special edition Montblanc ballpoint pen called Princess Grace de Monaco (they call it that, not me!) It is a beautiful dark purple, which is my favourite colour and has a lovely weight to it. I use it for signing contracts, books and other special occasions.
I love notebooks and I will make any excuse to buy them. I seem to have a thing for Cath Kidston exercise books and start a new one for each novel I write. They are always very pretty and lined and not too thick – I feel under pressure to fill my notebooks but if it’s for something specific that’s not always possible. I use them to jot down my thoughts while the idea is forming in my head – this can take weeks or months.
I regularly buy post-it notes because I can always justify the spend. I use them a lot. No, like seriously all the time. My desk is littered with them. I have them in all different sizes, colours, lined or plain and different shapes – I even have pineapple ones! I am a huge planner so it makes complete sense to me to plot out my story with sticky notes.
I also use them for odd thoughts and notes (Yes, I know these are meant to go in the special notebook but sometimes a post-it note is quicker). I keep them by my bed for those genius ideas that come to me in the early hours (99% of these ideas are not genius in the cold light of day. Some are incomprehensible – I still have no idea what ‘bridge up medicals’ means.)
I write romantic comedy and my fifth book, A Walk in Wildflower Park, is being released in four parts digitally ahead of full release 27th June 2019. Here’s a bit about it…
When Anna is dumped by her fiancé, she moves in to her own place on the edge of the gorgeous Wildflower Park and pledges to stay off men and focus on her career but a handsome new colleague seems to thwart her attempts at every turn. And when she receives an accidental text from a mystery man, could it be the new start she needs? Or someone she really shouldn’t be falling for?
Anna’s neighbour Sophie is a stressed-out mum-of-two with a third on the way. Her husband is a constant frustration, and their children are a regular source of newly-invented swear words and unidentifiable sticky surfaces.
Luckily, Anna and Sophie have each other – and Wildflower Park proves to be a sanctuary as they map out a path to find the happiness they both deserve…
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